The MCF

A VITAL SOURCE OF FUNDING

Each year, four Provinces launch a new Festival appeal to help fund our work.

Festival appeals are a vital source of funding and generate the majority of donations made to the Foundation.

During the six year appeal, fundraising events and activities take place that make a significant contribution to our income. We are extremely grateful to everyone who supports us.

The Festival also provides an opportunity to increase the awareness of the work the Foundation undertakes and the support it provides to Freemasons and their families, as well as other charities.

Working for you since the Early 18th Century

For Freemasons, for families, for everyone

Funded entirely through the generosity of Freemasons and their families, the Masonic Charitable Foundation is one of the largest grant-making charities in the country. Most of the support provided by the Masonic Charitable Foundation takes the form of financial grants to individuals and families to assist with daily living costs.

We can also award grants to provide specific items or services.
A range of health and care needs, including medical and dental treatments, counselling and mobility aids or home adaptations are supported, with funding also available for respite, residential, nursing and dementia care.

Our professional Advice and Support team offers confidential and practical guidance about the support available from the Masonic Charitable Foundation and many other organisations.

In addition to the support we provide to Freemasons and their families, the Masonic Charitable Foundation awards millions of pounds each year to local and national charities that help vulnerable people, advance medical research and provide opportunities for young people.

We also help to fund vital services such as hospices and air ambulances and regularly contribute to worldwide appeals for disaster relief.  In total, our support helps to improve the lives of thousands of people every year in England, Wales and internationally.

The Foundation brings together the work of four national Charities which had been operating separately under various names.

Freemasonry and Charity

Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest secular fraternal organisations and comprises a society of men concerned with  moral and spiritual values. For many years Freemasons have followed three guiding principles, which they believe represent a way to achieve higher standards in life:

Brotherly Love:

The qualities of kindness, understanding, tolerance and respect for the opinions of others.

Relief:

Charitable giving and activities to assist the welfare of Freemasons and the community as a whole

Truth:

Aiming for a high moral standard.

To find out more about this fantastic organisation, have a look at their website, to learn about the Charities they help, the people they help and the history of the Masonic Charitable Foundation.

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